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Recording A Life In One's Final Days

As people near the end of their lives, many fear dying without leaving something behind. "Dignity therapy" helps patients document their life stories in their own words. The majority of patients who try it report an increased sense of meaning and purpose after treatment.

Medicare Advantage Premiums To Drop Next Year

The plans offered by health insurance companies are an alternative to traditional, government fee-for-service Medicare. Nearly 12 million seniors are in the plans, about one-quarter of all Medicare beneficiaries.

Bioethicists Offer Reward For Proof On HPV Vaccine Claim

Now there's money riding on Rep. Bachmann's claims that a cervical cancer vaccine is harmful. Two prominent bioethicists said they will pay more than $10,000 if claims that the HPV vaccine caused mental retardation can be proved.
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Abortion Opponents Want Doctor Out

Abortion opponents are urging a landlord to terminate the lease of doctor performing late-term abortions at a Germantown clinic.


For Joplin's Children, Tornado's Effects Persist

The deadly tornado that hit in May quickly destroyed a third of the Missouri city. But the psychological damage has continued. The city's children are coping with both the unsettling effects of the tornado and what the loss did to their parents.
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Va. Board To Vote On Abortion Regulations

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia

The Virginia Board of Health will vote Thursday on controversial emergency regulations that increase standards in the Commonwealth's 22 abortion clinics.


Why You Should Wash A Melon Before Chowing Down

An outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes has led to the deaths of four people. Most of the cases have occurred in Colorado and New Mexico.